Calaveras Literarias are skull poems which are traditional to Dia de Los Muertos. They are created to mock either the living or the dead, they do this because they believe that no matter the current state of the lives different people are living they all face the same fate. The tradition of these poems dates back to over 500 years and could be found throughout Spain and other parts of Europe. Now used in Mexico, they point out the shortcomings of people, but are meant to be taken in the spirit of fun.
The poem I created was about Tyra Banks, I chose to do her because I she is a person that I believe I could write a fun poem because I knew more about her. I feel my poem its self was successful because I was able to piece together the vocabulary we've learned in class into structured sentences,